Mar 29, 2003, 12:51 AM
Post #3 of 3
Re: [janelf] A bit of a gripe about other "forums"
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Nice to know there is at least one other soul out there not afraid to chime in :)
I know there are nice forums :) But, I really haven't found any other beading forums, with a general appeal. I've looked around, and most have been targeted to one purpose or another. I'd like this to be a pretty general area.
While this forum is obviously an off shoot of our shop, only the "Announcements" area is really for shop use, the rest is general beading. With no pop-pups, or other distractions, some minor plugging of our other sites and offerings is about all we'll do, but it's necessary. Once we are in full swing (hopefully soon) all 3rd party agency advertising will be pulled, and only our own internal advertising, and "partners" advertising will be anywhere on any of our sites.
I actually got a bit offended by some of the topics being shown from other areas as I logged in to that forum on more than one occaision. I promise it won't happen here! If it's not bead (or related craft) related, it won't be here! (Pugs don't count <G> as they are our mascots.)
I think I also have some great software running, with the flexibility of adding in features as needed. Many new features are planned, and are being hashed out here, and in the programming forums. I hope to be able to link all the bead/crafts related forums under one logon shortly, and we'll have about 20 bead/rock/paper/fiber type sites all accessible from the same logon. These include AboutCrystals.com, AboutRocks.com, OurFossils.com, Origami.net, MiniPrintables.com, MiniatureDimensions.com, DollhouseHospital.com, BetterBeads.com, BetterBeading.com, BeadBanter.com, BeadsOnWheels.com, BeadTalk.com, KnotSpot.com, KnotEasy.com/ItsKnotHard.com, BeadWatch.com, SeedBeadies.com, BeadieCritters.com, PonyBeading.com, and many others, each with a targeted theme and a niche message (content).
I am collating my posts from the past 3 weeks, and will be posting them here, since many of them had really good references to things like chain mail, chinese knotting, and much more (fortunately I cc myself all my posts <G>).
I've been asked to do some chinese knotting classes, but I'm not sure I'm any better than the potential students.
One project I'm hoping to get on-line this week, is http://BeadsByTheFoot.com :) After all the talk about barefoot sandles, toe rings, and ankle bracelets, I figure I'll set up one spot for some good links, galleries, and ideas (and a bit of humor).
Thanks for speaking up :)
PUGDOG's Rock & Bead Shop
Pittsburgh, PA 15217